Industrial Auctions was officially established in 2010, when it’s current CEO, Mr Ad van Kollenburg opened their doors to the online auctions. Focussed on the food and beverage industry, they are determined to become market leader. It already shows that the online auctioneer is taking over territory in the industry. Over the years, they have organised hundreds of auctions and sold thousands of machines worldwide.
Taking into account the current situation among the on-going pandemic, you could imagine trading overseas might be more difficult than before. The company can’t deny this either but does see it as a challenge to create responsible possibilities to perform their business activities. Moreover, the team behind Industrial Auctions remains creative in its business solutions and possesses a problem-solving mindset.
In their head office located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, they perform their business activities. With a hall of 6,000m², next to the highway and near the airport, they can effectively and efficiently fulfil their work. With a yearly increasement of auctions throughout Europe and a buyers network worldwide, the online auctioneer is proving itself valuable to the industry.
The costs and fast availability in particular, play an important role when asked about the advantages. A used machine is cheaper than a new one and can be picked up within a week after the auction. An obvious argument, but often not thought of, is that used machinery can even be more reliable than newer machines and experiences fewer complications. The complications that may have occurred have already been found, tested and fixed on a used machine. A used machine can, if it is properly maintained, still be used for years. In addition to this, the fact that people buy more easily online contributes to the good development of the online auctioneer. “Putting an effort in creating a top-of-mind awareness with their (potential) customers and clients is simultaneously leading to a bigger trust, better approachability and thus a healthier way of doing business together”, says Ad van Kollenburg.
The not concealed downside of buying machines at an auction, is the fact that it will not come with any guarantees. However, Industrial Auctions aims to ensure customer satisfaction with a purchase by providing in-depth technical descriptions, many pictures, and when available videos of the machines in working condition. With the knowledge they have gained through the years about the food and beverage industry, eye to detail, and highly valuated service they sincerely like to provide, they strive to keep their professionalism on top from beginning to end. This is also evident by meeting clients in person during viewing days at all their auctions, providing them with an extensive brochure and have a team on-site to answer every question. Even when someone is not able to pay a visit, the company provides an online brochure and tries to answers questions by email or phone, in a small amount of time. With all of their auctions, the logistics department is ready to help with disassembly and loading during pick up days or as part of the aftersales arranging transport all over the world.
Since their existence, they have organised auctions for many renowned companies like FrieslandCampina, Nestlé, COOP, Vion Food Group, Refresco, Froneri, 2 Sisters Food Group and numerous more. From complete processing lines for fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and fish to thousands of stand-alone machines like slicers, thermoformers, metal detectors, hygiene stations and so on. Well-known brands as; Handtmann, Seydelmann, Treif, Bizerba, Multivac and Marel form a small selection of the machinery offered online.
“The company is proving itself overtime by acting accordingly to it”, says Ad van Kollenburg. “We will never act like we already know everything. As a matter of fact, we learn from everyday practice. We do not shy away from problems. Although, we’ve drawn up rules and conditions we do not hide behind them. We want honest trades and we try our best to make sure we meet up to that. Improvements can always be made. Referring to the website, advertisements and giving another great example; the movement to our new and bigger hall and head office in Eindhoven. Even our online offer improves visibly over time.”
“We will always strive – no matter how – to be of best of service to our clients and contractors”
Their clients are left carefree by providing transparency, open and clear communication, integrity, and clarity towards each other. With a hands-on mentality, prioritising the safety rules, no hidden agenda and a no-nonsense mentality, they get the job done.
A visit behind the scenes shows – among other things – the team’s enthusiasm. One of their project managers describes a moment saying he will never forget. “What I remember most, is a phone call I ones had with a client. Until the last second of the closing of a lot, they placed a bid on it. Once the time had passed I heard not only the relieve in our clients voice, but also the cheering in the background of their employees because they’ve won the machine. It is indescribable how much energy a moment like that gives you.” Hearing this explains why their CEO is comparing the employees to a football team. “Everyone has their own specialty, something in what they excel. Bringing those qualities together make the ingredients for a team that not only respects each other but also brings out the best in each other.”
Industrial Auctions wants you to experience the particular and inventive atmosphere of participating at an online auction. Getting familiar with their working methods, their casual atmosphere, their high level of commitment, and enthusiasm makes believe a cooperation is more than worthwhile. Besides, a simple registration is easily made. Find the machinery your company is looking for, place your bid, win and pay and pick up.
More than enough reasons mentioned above for interested parties to visit the website for the complete offer, upcoming auctions or contact details: www.Industrial-Auctions.com.